OUR TALENTED TEAM

We believe that human talent, expertise and experience can always make a difference.

At Credentia, we believe that human talent, expertise and experience can make a difference in the way we deliver unparalleled, exceptional and consistent service whilst propositioning a way to operate the day to day.

With a high-calibre team carefully selected individuals and a solution-oriented work environment, life at Credentia thrives on a culture that supports talent, openness, ambition and coherency.

As we soar towards our journey for growth and continue to do things The Credentia Way, we remain committed to building incredible relationships, understanding our clients’ interests and helping them pursue their financial services aspirations and accomplish their vision.

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Sanjeev K.S Gopaul

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Mr Sanjeev K.S Gopaul is the CEO and Founder of Credentia Group (www.credentiainternational.com), an independently owned group offering financial, advisory and related services to private and institutional clients.

Mr Sanjeev K.S Gopaul began his career in 2000 and spent the initial eleven years learning about investment, banking, client service, international structuring, business development and capital markets.To fulfil his years-long dream, Mr Sanjeev K.S Gopaul founded his first company in 2012 with just two employees with the principal aim of creating a diversified group of companies over the years. Today, the group is involved in consultancy, advisory, financial, fiduciary and outsourcing activities and is a pioneer in the capital market segment with prestigious clients such as African Export-Import Bank, CIMB Group Sdn. Bhd., China Galaxy International Financial Holdings Limited, First Prudential Markets, Credit Financier Invest and many more.

With his unflinching entrepreneurial spirit, Mr Sanjeev K.S Gopaul continues to create and develop new start-ups together with his team. Among the ventures he founded, Credentia Global (www.credentiaglobal.com) is already established in the shared services segment and the Cyberati Lounge (www.cyberatilounge.com) is a fintech lounge housing the worlds’ biggest brokerage companies.

In October 2021, the group launched the M&S Foundation (www.msfoundation.life), which is involved in helping children born with congenital anomalies. The entrepreneurial journey continues.

Mr Sanjeev K.S Gopaul holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Science degree in Statistics and is a Science graduate in Statistics.

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Neeteen Basantlala

Director & Chief Operating Officer

Neeteen joined Credentia International Management Ltd in February 2019 and currently holds the position of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently an approved Officer of the Financial Services Commission.

He is also designated as the MLRO of an Investment Dealer and sits as Resident Director on the Board of various Global Business entities.Neeteen completed his BSc (Hons) Management from the University of Mauritius and holds a Diploma in Business Practice from the Chartered Governance Institute of United Kingdom.

He has been in the administration field for more than 15 years, with the responsibility for a portfolio of Companies, Trusts, Foundations, and other entities which enhanced his experience in the Corporate Administration and Secretarial fields.

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Jaynarainsingh (Vinay) Tatarah

Director & Group Finance Manager

Jaynarainsingh is a specialist with over 20 years of working experience in the Finance and Accounting field, and exposure in various sectors such as freeport, construction, logistics, hospitality and currently offshore.

He has in-depth knowledge in management accounting, treasury management, working capital and long-term cash flow management and tax reporting. He also has exposure in Human Resources Management and payroll preparation, administrative and secretarial duties.Jaynarainsingh holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, England since December 2014 and is an approved officer by the Financial Services Commission since 2018.

He acts as resident Non- Executive Director for various Global Business companies which hold specialised licenses.Since 2020, Jaynarainsingh is also the Executive Director of Credentia International Management Ltd and holds the position of Finance Manager for the Group.

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Vishwanathsing (Mike) Purmah

Director & Chief Operating Officer - Activity Licences

Mike currently holds the post of the Chief Operating Officer at Credentia International Management Ltd. He leads the Activity Licences Team of Credentia and oversees a portfolio of entities having activity licences issued by the Financial Services Commission.

Mike joined Credentia Group in 2020 as Corporate Manager of the Activity Licences Team. After demonstrating a strong sense of work ethics and commendable leadership skills, he was entrusted with the responsibility to lead the Activity Licences Team comprising of administrators, compliance staff and accountants.

Today, being the COO of the Activity Licences Team, the latter has many responsibilities and sits on the board of special licence entities. He is an approved Officer of the Financial Services Commission.Having gathered local and global knowledge in the Big Four environment, Mike offers unique perspectives and breakthrough insights in his current position at Credentia. Also, being an ACCA Member since 2019, today, Mike has gained analytical skills in the financial services sector and deep understanding of financial markets that enable him to specialise in global markets entities.

As a Certified Chartered Accountant, Mike’s strengths lie in his insatiable curiosity and passion of learning new techniques, which he indulges by pouring into his duties and responsibilities. Mike has been a good coach to his Team Members in the matters of IFRS, Taxation and Special Licences.

He is passionate about equestrian racing events as he believes that the right move at the right time is the key to maintaining a leading position and winning in both a race and a professional career.

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Isabelle Orian

Group Head of Business Development

Isabelle has a Human Resources, Compliance and Corporate Administration background and nearly three decades of career experience in Financial Services and Corporate Strategic Development in business onshore and offshore working with clients from all over the world. She joined the Credentia International Management Ltd Team in July 2022 to enhance business opportunities and develop new lines of services which we as a Company can offer our clients while carefully hand-picking an experienced team of talented and qualified professionals to cater for our clients and their corporations.

Isabelle brings with her enormous experience in client focus and satisfaction, having been an approved officer by the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius and held the following positions during her career:  Managing Director and Principal of another Management Company in Mauritius, Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Deputy MLRO and Executive Trustee, Head of Business Development and Sales. Her dynamic, ethical, spontaneous, think-out-of-the-box attitude and her ability to connect with people on a professional and humanitarian level have brought about building long-lasting relationships with clients all over the world.

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Tariq Caramtali

Head of Legal & Compliance

Tariq Caramtali holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is also a Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) with the CAMS designation and an Affiliate Member of the International Compliance Association (ICA), UK. He followed the Bar Vocational Course at the Council of Legal Education, Mauritius, during the year 2006.

Tariq has a combined working experience of more than 10 years in the Legal/Global Business sector, and he joined Credentia International Management Ltd in August 2020. He heads the Legal and Compliance Department and is also an approved Compliance Officer & Money Laundering Reporting Officer by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius. In addition, he has a wide exposure in Foundations, Trusts, Corporate and Fund Administration. During his career at renowned firms, he has been extensively involved in assisting both local and international clients on various aspects of Global Business, including entities’ structuring and drafting of legal and other corporate documents, thus imparting him with much experience in the Regulatory and Compliance fields of the Financial Services sector.

Besides, Tariq is a registered MQA Law Trainer and apart from devising course outlines and contents, he also provides regular professional training, both in-house and public, to practitioners from the financial services, banking and insurance sectors on various aspects of Compliance-AML/CFT, Trust and Foundation.

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Ranjana Gujadhur

Chief Compliance Officer

Ranjana, has over 20 years’ extensive experience in both the Financial Services and the Banking Sectors with an insatiable thirst to learn. There has indeed been and continues to be multiple challenges in an ever-evolving world which has eventually forged her personality and conviction to always unlearn and relearn. Ranjana has experienced a highly gratifying career and she is excited today looking at the next decades as if she was in the beginning of her career.

She has successfully managed High Net Worth Individuals at AfrAsia Bank and the Mauritius Commercial Bank. Ranjana has been instrumental in setting the Mauritius office of a reputed Dubai-based boutique wealth firm as Head of Business Development and Strategy and the private client services cluster of a leading financial conglomerate. Her career thus far has taken her to London, New York, India, Dubai and multiple countries in Africa. Ranjana has worked with the Financial Services Commission and the Economic Development Board and other recognised institutions such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth Business Council.

An economist with a UK master’s degree in International Relations, Ranjana is a member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) UK, the Mauritius Institute of Directors and The Boardroom Africa. She is currently wrapping up her Certified Compliance Manager at the Global Compliance Institute, Australia and her PhD. She also champions and volunteers for Child Welfare, Animal Protection and Nature Preservation. Buzzwords she swears by are Ethics and Compassion and her favourite leisure is Wall-Art.

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Karina Beeharry-Panray

Corporate Manager - Activity Licences

With over 15 years of experience in the Global Markets, Karina is the Corporate Manager of Activity – Licences at Credentia. Prior to joining Credentia, Karina has held various positions in major management firms. Her decades of experience in the global business world, coupled with her leadership skills acquired over time, has enabled her to build in depth knowledge in managing and administration of activity licenced entities.

She takes her role as a leader seriously and continuously monitors her team members’ performance and motivation level. Even in a cut-throat competitive corporate world, Karina is a firm believer that creativity fuels innovative ideas and opens doors to new opportunities.

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Poushma Narain

Manager - Onboarding & Licensing

Holding a Diploma from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), Poushma has more than 10 years’ experience in the Global Business field and her skills and exposure have been concentrated on mainly activity licensed companies. Being of a meticulous and precise nature with an honest, ethical and accountable approach, she has excelled by exceeding client expectations and is greatly respected by her peers and clients alike for her dedication and hard work.

In her current role at Credentia International Management Ltd, Poushma is the forefront of the Company, focusing on the onboarding and licensing of new entities providing our clients with a taste of the high level of services they will obtain from our team forthgoing.

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Deepti Yadav

Manager – People & Culture

Meet Deepti, our Manager of People and Culture, bringing over 13 years of experience to our team. Her journey is defined by her specialised knowledge in Industrial Relations and Employment Laws, supported by a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Resources Management and a Masters in International Business from Curtin University.

Deepti’s extensive experience extends to holding a key Industrial Relations Advisory role at Business Mauritius, where she influenced operations across the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors of Mauritius’ private sector. She collaborated with international organisations such as the ILO and the SADC Private Sector Forum, gaining exposure to the African labour market and further enhancing her global perspective. Amidst her career ventures spanning diverse sectors including Manufacturing, Telecommunications and IT, where she has led hands-on general HR Operations, Deepti also prioritises the human element of workplace culture with a focus on fostering genuine connections among colleagues, ensuring that every individual feels valued and supported.

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